CT Hockey Throwback Pic: Wilbur Cross Hockey Coach John “Red” McDonough

Wilbur Cross hockey coach Red McDonough

Coach John "Red" McDonough with 1972 Wilbur Cross hockey captains Paul Skrainski and John Carroll

John “Red” McDonough coached ice hockey at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven from 1957 to 1994, compiling a record of 328-331-14 overall. He was inducted into the Wilbur Cross Hall of Fame in 2007.

As a player, McDonough skated for several professional minor league hockey teams, including the New Haven Blades during the 1954-1955 season. After his playing days, he also served briefly as a referee in the Eastern Hockey League.